Thomas Plante

Investigating The Ethical Life

APA Fellow Thomas G. Plante, PhD, writes often about the practicalities of living an ethical life. "Treat everybody with respect and compassion, even if you don't like them or agree with them," says Plante. "That's certainly how I organize my life."

Ethics is only one of Plante's specializations. His dissertation was on the psychological effects of aerobic exercise, and he is still professionally interested in health. Religion has become a major focus. Psychology and religion have had "a tumultuous relationship," but religion has a role to play in an ethical life, Plante says.

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